President Donald Trump culls off his face mask as he poses atop the Truman Balcony of the White House after returning from Walter Reed medical centre for treatment of Covid-19, in Washington, U.S. October 5, 2020.
Erin Scott | Reuters
Former President Donald Trump was more really sick from the coronavirus in October than the public was told at the time, a new report said.
Trump, after contracting Covid-19, had “outrageously depressed blood oxygen levels at one point and a lung problem associated with pneumonia caused by the coronavirus,” The New York Points reported, citing four people familiar with his condition.
His condition was so poor, the Times said, that “officials believed he would be put on a ventilator” up front he was taken from the White House to Walter Reed National Military Center.
According to the newspaper, a person stop to the ex-president denied that he had been gravely ill, echoing comments Trump made after he was sick.
The Times distinguished that when Trump went to the hospital in early October — a month before the presidential election — his medical cooperate tried to downplay the severity of his condition in comments to the public.